Medical topics are broken down so the key point is presented understandably in sixty seconds by Dr. Rob Tarzwell, a Clinical Assistant Professor on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

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  1. Linda Swan

    Influenza Presentation: What is the supporting data for your presentation that states “1/3 of infected people have no symptoms?” How was it determined that they were infected?

        1. Rob Tarzwell Post author

          Thanks for the compliment! I do need to index I’m realizing, especially at my 3 video per week pace. Hadn’t thought about iTunes. Let me mull that one over.

  2. Julie

    Ever thought of adding a comments section for each video? People may be able to point out inaccuracies or provide suggests that would help your desired target audience.

  3. Samantha

    Great resource! The videos are very helpful in clarifying and refreshing some details I’ve forgotten about certain subjects. Thanks!

  4. Heidi

    This is awesome, detailed enough to have an overall understanding of the subject. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. How about making this as an App?

    1. Rob Tarzwell Post author

      I’ve thought about apps and other formats. I think once I have a large enough critical mass of videos with visual in a given field that it constitutes a solid, condensed review of the topic, in an adequate video quality, I may give it a try.

  5. Laurie Stewart

    I like your “One Minute Medical School on Norovirus Infection”, but I have to take issue with your inclusion of “cough” as a symptom. As a communicable disease epidemiologist I have investigated around 100 norovirus outbreaks, each one involving multiple victims, and cough has never been mentioned as a symptom by anyone I have interviewed, nor have I seen cough mentioned in any government documents about norovirus nor any articles describing the natural history of norovirus infection in humans.

    1. Rob Tarzwell Post author

      Hello Dr. Stewart, and thanks for this information! I strive to be as accurate as possible in my videos, and when there is a scientific error, I want to know about it, so I can post the correction in the comments. May I also paste this comment under the video on my YouTube channel?

  6. Bruce Hammond

    Why do I get referred to a video on heroin atagonists when I am looking for the video on caustic soda burns? The reason I am looking for caustic soda burns video is to educate students in an 8 week technical school who will use large amounts of NaOH when they enter field work.

  7. Aniruddha Malpani

    Dear Dr Rob,

    You are doing a great job. You actually make the topics fun !

    I hope your students appreciate how lucky they are – thanks so much for sharing !

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    1. Rob Tarzwell Post author

      I think I’m starting to hit a sufficient critical mass where some sort of topic structure would be useful. I’ve organized things topically on my YouTube channel, by playlists, but it seemed to generate no traffic or enthusiasm whatsoever, so I stopped investing the effort. I am mulling over new approaches and at some point will make another go of it.

  8. Sarah

    Hi, I really love this website, thanks for all the great videos! Was just wondering if it would be possible for you to have some topics tabs and have the videos organised in that way so it’s easier to see what’s available? Thanks!

  9. Matt

    Hi Dr. Rob,

    I was looking for information on ADHD the other day and came across your website. Thanks for the excellent information.

    I have recently done an infographic on ADHD which might be of interest. Would you like me to send you the link?



  10. Hugo

    Hey Rob,
    let me first say that as I’m studying my immunology course, it’s very handy to be able to watch a quick recap of the basics before I go more into detail. Great concept and execution!

    I watched some of the videos on neurological issues and I have been interested in them for a long time. There is one subject that has really pulled my attention, but as a bio-engineering student I lack the background for making solid statements on the subject.

    Do you have any thoughts on the (mitochondrial) neuroepigenetics involved in these neurological diseases/syndromes/deficiencies you present in your videos? I feel like there might be a lot of answers to be found there, but a professional opinion from the neurosciences branch would be greatly appreciated.

    Keep up the good work!

    Now back to the books…

    Kind regards,



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